Heart Disease

Statins: What Do You Prefer, Diabetes Or Heart Attack?

Statins, such as popular Crestor, are well known drugs for lowering cholesterol. But, it became quite obvious that the drug has side effects, and they are not in the range of “upset stomach” or “nausea”. Some people who were taking statins developed diabetes. So, would you take statins to prevent heart attack caused by your […]

Am I Having A Heart Attack?

According to the American Heart Association, every 34 seconds one person in the USA suffers from a heart attack. In 2008, 405,309 people died from a heart attack. CDC reports that every year about 785,000 Americans have a first coronary heart attack and that more than half of them will have another one. What makes […]

Quit Smoking – Online

So many people spend most of their awake time in front of their computers: we now shop online, find out mates, exchange recipes, check where are our kids, play, plan, bank and in general conduct our daily lives. So, there is no surprise that the health practitioners are trying to use online tools to give […]

Diet or Regular – Soft Drinks May be Linked to Heart Disease

So many of us gave up our addiction to soft drinks and switched to diet sodas, out of guilt and concern for our waistline. We were so proud of ourselves and so self-righteous. But, it might not be enough. The latest study calls for concern because of potential link between diet soft drinks consumption and […]

A Wake-Up Call from the Heart

Frank Rella was teaching a high school music class when he had a wake-up call that changed his life. Frank felt pain in his chest and left work early.

woman doctor measuring blood pressure of patient

High Blood Pressure Signs

Blood pressure is the measure of the force of blood against arteries. Do you have high blood pressure? Do you know what are common symptoms and signs of high blood pressure?

Your Resting Heart Rate Is Telling You More Than You Think

Your Resting Heart Rate (RHR) is your heart rate upon waking in the morning, before you get out of bed and start your breakfast, shower and commute to work. Studies are now finding that your Resting Heart Rate is an indicator of your basic fitness level and a strong predictor of cardiovascular health. Normal Adult Range […]

Simple Ways to Raise Your HDL (That”s the good cholesterol)

I just got my new cholesterol numbers. And to be honest my HDL cholesterol could sure go up. I have researched some ways to boost my number and wanted to pass them on to you.

Doctor checking blood pressure of a patient

Going Beyond the Annual Physical For Men

We all know a guy (or many guys) who avoid visiting the doctor for an annual checkup by saying things like “the human body is a marvelous machine.  Treat it kindly and it will treat you well a hundredfold”.  And indeed, while this may be somewhat true, it doesn’t substitute for regular checkups.  Why? Because in […]